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Three more arrested after Mombasa Central police station terror attack

Slain terrorist Tasnim Yakub Abdulahi Farah who was killed during the foiled terrorist attack at Mombasa Central Police Station, September 11 2016. /MAUREEN MUDI
Slain terrorist Tasnim Yakub Abdulahi Farah who was killed during the foiled terrorist attack at Mombasa Central Police Station, September 11 2016. /MAUREEN MUDI

Three more people linked to the female terror suspects at the Central police station in Mombasa on Sunday have been arrested

Speaking to the Star on phone, police spokesperson Charles Owino said they have also identified the two women who were killed.

The third suspect is yet to be identified.

Owino said that they were all of Somali origin.

suspects have been arrested so far.

One person was arrested earlier and was believed

to be housing the three women within Kibokoni estate in Mombasa.

Tasnim Yakub Abdulahi Farah, who is said to be the leader of the group, was shot dead alongside Fatuma Omar and another female terror suspect.

Owino also said that one of the terror suspects wore a suicide vest.

"Had the vest been detonated by the terrorists, there would have been massive damage". Owino said.

He said investigations are ongoing to establish whether the suspects were affiliated to IS or any other group.